This 1945 Technicolor film was shown to Navy veterans in the aftermath of WWII. Intended to refocus the men who had lived through such horror, and who had trained to live by the sword, the film attempts to remind the viewer of the goals achieved by the conflict. This film may owe its existence to a very real fear that returning veterans would not be able to re-integrate into society; but such worries proved groundless. James Vincent Forrestal, the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy training film.
This German propaganda newsreel was part of a a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII. This film celebrates the launching of Germany's new navy, including the super battleship Bismarck in 1939 and a never-completed aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin in 1938. Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolph Hitler can be seen at the christening of Graf Zeppelin at Kiel. Also featured in this newsreel is footage of the construction of U-boats and the launch of a completed boat. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Newsreel.
U.S. Highway 1 connects 25 islands from Florida coast to Key West. Oldest Chevrolet employees hold reunion in Baltimore plant. Jackson, Michigan: Combination bus and railroad car connect small towns with railroad. Promotional newsreel sponsored by General Motors: Construction of highway linking Key West, Florida with mainland; Ceremony awarding large Chevrolet key to several elderly men; Man and young girl taking pony for ride in automobile; Bus effortlessly converting from driving on street to... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Color footage of the 1939-40 New York City World Fair shot by my father, who did a narration for it in 1990 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1939-40 World Fair, New York, NYC
03:00:46:15 - 04:03:21:00 color silent 1939-40 World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40; Amateur films Medicus Coll. Reel 1. Marked "Amusement #2: Aquacade and Nude Shows." Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome. Highlights "Little Miracle World"- midgets, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, various racy, burlesque performances. 03:00:46:15 - 03:02:26:03 color silent 1939-40 Scrolling intro title (too wide for screen). Vehicle... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Produced by the U.S. Army Special Service Division, and directed by Frank Capra "Why We Fight" is a seven part propaganda/documentary series that traces the earliest beginnings of the second world war starting with Japan's invasion of China in 1931, to the Nazi's march across europe. This is a remasterd version encoded for Apple TV. favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Documentary, Propoganda
The concept was good but the casting was not. All were sent home except Mr. Ed who remained in his strall. The casting of the "voice: of Mr. Ed was "Rocky Lane, a 1940's singing cwboy from Republic studios who took up residence at the creator's home on the sofa". said Alan Young in an interview. He didn't get credit for the voice because at first he didn't want to be associated with a talking horse but when the show caught on, he wanted credit but was denied it. The producer of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Mr. Ed- Wilbur Pope-unaired pilot
Episode "Blunder" of the "Live" 50's TV series 'Tales of Tomorrow'. This episode originally aired 10 August 1951 (Season 1, Episode 2). Cast: Robert Allen, Ann Loring Directed by: Leonard Valenta Complete with original commercials. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's, Fifties, 1951, ABC, Live TV, Kinescope, Tales Of Tomorrow
Made in 1944 and shot in color, The Fighting Lady is a documentary / propaganda film produced by Twentieth Century Fox for the U.S. Navy. The plot of the film revolves around the life of seamen on board the second USS Yorktown (CV-10) - "the Fighting Lady". The film includes footage of combat in the Marcus Islands, the attack on Truk in the Carolines,and the famous Marianas 'turkey shoot'. Directed by Edward Stiechen and narrated by Charles Boyer and Robert Taylor. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topic: U.S. Navy propaganda film.
U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-576 Glider Operations, China, Burma, India Theater of Operations (CBI). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :) favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, World War II,...
The Nazis Strike was the second film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series. It introduces Germany as a nation whose aggressive ambitions began in 1863 with Otto von Bismarck and with the Nazis as their latest incarnation. -Wikipedia 720p version. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Incomplete 16mm movie from Abbot & Costello found at the end of another movie. Unknown title so please help identify this. There are Dutch subtitles in the movie. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topic: abbot costello
An unsold pilot from 1958 called "Maggie", starring Margaret O'Brien. The pilot for the unproduced sitcom was shown on 29 August 1960 as part of the summer replacement series "The Comedy Spot", a series which presented various pilots for unproduced sitcoms. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Margaret O'Brien
Film my father shot while stationed in India during WWII In 1990 I got him to record a narration These were originally individual reels of 16mm film, I didn't do the video edit. How and why the gun camera stuff got edited in as it did not sure. My father taught High School Economics and International Relations for a number of years and then at first substitute, and then as a guest speaker here at Key West HS after retiring. Where I am sure this shown many times. Somewhere along the way someone... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: India, WWII, Air combat
News Parade newsreel footage of the San Francisco World's Fair in 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition. The fair was intended to celebrate the opening of two bridges, the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridge. It was held on Treasure Island. 0551 PA8123 San Francisco World's Fair (The News Parade) favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939, Newsreels, News Parade, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge,...
On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Fantasy
"Studio One" Mr. Mummery's suspicion (1951) Director: Martin Manger Writers: Alvin Sapinsley / Story by Dorothy L. Sayers Original Air Date: 3 September 1951 (Season 3, Episode 54) Cast: Ronald Young, Faith Brook, Francis Compton favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One, Live TV, 1951, CBS, 1950's Television
Classic tv. Part of the Singer Playhouse series which starred David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino. Classic 1950's t.v. series episode, "family oriented", features Niven as "The Deacon" a playwright who has spent many years researching "the play of the ages". Synopsis: A downhearted Hollywood actor, fed up with his life, returns to his uncle's bar after many years. There he encounters "The Deacon" who, although poor, seems contented with... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: classic, t.v., classic t.v., classic_tv, Singer Playhouse, classic tv, 1950s, David Niven, Answer
An unsold television pilot presumably from the 1950's. Based partially on the real-life murder of criminal Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel. Air date is unknown. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Television Pilot, Crime, Murder, Murderer, Criminal,...
Episode 'The miraculous serum' of series "Tales of tomorrow", originally aired June 20, 1952 (Season 1, Episode 38). Featuring: Richard Derr, Louis Hector, Peggy Allison and Lola Albright. Directed by: Don Medford. Original commercials by "Kreisler". favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Live TV, 1950's, Fifties, Kinescope, ABC, Tales of Tomorrow